Ideologies Undermine Attorney-Client Relationship, National Sovereignty, and Protection Against Crime

At the Washington Examiner, I discuss the implications for the attorney-client relationship of a law firm’s decision to dump a client after signing a contract to represent it in the litigation over the Defense of Marriage Act. I also discuss the ideological double standards at work in the legal profession, and the potential implications of the decision for civil defendants in lawsuits. The Washington Post criticizes the firm’s about-face here. Law professor Jonathan Adler comments here.

At the Examiner, I also recently discussed the role of nebulous, fabricated , ideologically-driven norms of “customary international law” in undermining countries’ criminal-justice systems and sovereignty, and the courts’ seeming lack of empathy for victims of violent crime in places like Illinois.